How to make a Kid's desk & seat
Cutting and assembling the desk
Step 1. Cut the pieces
Cut all the panels out of 3/4"(18mm) thick plywood to the dimensions given in the plans on the previous page. Then cut four wedges 3/4" (18mm) wide and about 5" (125mm) long, tapering from 3/4" (18mm) down to nothing.
Refer to the cutting detail plan on the previous page for the plywood cutting detail.
Using a drill and a jig-saw, cut out the slots in the side panels to the dimensions given in the plans on the previous page.
Using a drill and a jig-saw, cut out the wedge slots in the tongues to the dimensions shown in the drawing above.
Step 2. Assemble the spacers and side panels
Insert the tongues on the spacer panels into the slots in the side panels, and then insert the wedges into the wedge slots in the tongues to make secure.
Step 3. Fix the desktop and seat
Put the desktop panel in place and fix it to the side panels with two angle brackets at each side. (This is best done with everything in the upside-down position.)
Fix the seat in the same way as you fixed the desktop.
Step 4. Finished
All done but for the paint.
A good going over with paint is advisable, as it's then much easier to clean off pencil marks, chalk marks, crayon marks and all other inevitable marks.
The desk can easily be dismantled when it is not needed and stored away using minimal space.